It is with a heavy heart and much heartfelt sadness that we hear again of hypocrisy by both the press and apparent religious scholars.
A small scale American film maker, a convicted Californian fraudster was yet another vessel from which religious hatred has been instigated. Again profit motivated abuses in the name of the freedom of expression have clearly been planned to spiral into incitement to religious hatred. And as such it has naturally lead to a French publication’s attempt to capitalise on the media frenzy and print an equally morally reprehensible caricatures. And now as I write this blog I read a German publication has also followed in these footsteps.
Our Ahmadi hearts grieve at this moral crime, so much so that we can not bear to even view such videos or pictures. Our thoughts only go to those who have lost their lives in futile and pointless retaliations and demonstrations. And it makes every Ahmadi Muslim shudder to think that so many other Muslim denominations throughout the world would gladly wildly demonstrate when such events happen, yet in their daily lives ignore most of the sayings and actions as taught by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him). Did any of these demonstrators ever hear of any such behaviour over 1400 years ago?
I find myself asking what response would any of the Holy Prophet’s (saw) companions give if they were here today? And end up thinking about that difficult period in early Islamic history when the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) and his handful of companions were physically tortured and tormented by the Meccans in an attempt to recount their beliefs.
They responded with silence and non reaction and vowing not to recount their belief because they were strengthened by the firmness of their faith in God. There is a well known narration that a particularly zealous Meccan threw the entire entrails of a camel upon the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) as he prostrated in prayer, and as such he was pinned down for a some time under the sheer weight of the rotting mess. He was only saved when another companion came to his help when he had heard of what happened. When he finally got up and cleaned himself he said nothing to the Meccan but instead prayed to God for moral guidance for all Meccans.
Surely this is the true face of Islam as presented by the Holy Prophet (saw) that the demonstrating Muslims of the world need to embrace. We were recently witness to the government of the Islamic state of Pakistan declaring a state holiday to demonstrate, going to point of damaging their own economy for the sake of appeasing misguided religious scholars and their followers. All they need to do is pray and demonstrate patience and a firm faith in God to protect and provide for them and for God alone to judge and call others to account in His own way – how far they have strayed from the true innocence of Islam and its Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw).
May Allah enable the Muslims of the world to understated the true teaching’s of Islam and submit wholly to the will of God and that He may straighten all their affairs in the best manner. Ameen.